Offbeat

An Italian documentary to inspire unity

E. Nina Rothe of the Huffington Post speaks to filmmaker Jacopo de Bertoldi about his documentary titled This Is Not Cricket, which sheds light on the bond between two boys - one Italian and one Indian

MS Dhoni rides a motorcycle in his hometown

Offbeat

Biker Dhoni cops a fine

MS Dhoni likes to ride his motorbikes around his hometown Ranchi but his latest joyride brought an unexpected visitor to his house. A traffic cop

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Offbeat

Tendulkar plays Santa to small village

Raghuvir Srinivasan, writing in Business Line, tells how Sachin Tendulkar, in his role as a Member of Parliament, adopted a village, approximately 450 km from Hyderabad in South India

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Word Cup 2015

London to Melbourne...for the weekend

To support his team during the World Cup final, a New Zealand fan has decided to embark on a journey so long in terms of distance, yet so short in terms of time, that it will surely inspire a whole new generation of cricket followers

Samuel Beckett speaks

Left? Right? Both

In the run-up to the UK general election, two teams picked from either side of the political divide

New Zealand cricket

Chris Harris: Medical rep, father, fighter

In his piece for the Indian Express, Sriram Veera explores Chris Harris' transformation from a versatile allrounder to a medical representative, who spends hours in the operation theatres, assisting surgeons

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Backyard cricket

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In his piece for the Guardian's Spin, John Ashdown draws on his childhood memories and mulls on how the seemingly rigid rules of cricket can be warped - with a little creativity - to allow its practitioners a quick game of cricket in unlikely condi

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Cricket history

Talking the language of cricket

In the weekly BBC podcast Stumped, Alison Mitchell chats with David Studham, head librarian at the Melbourne Cricket Club, and Susie Dent, a lexicographer to find out how the language of cricket has ingrained itself in daily English parlance

Lendl Simmons launches the ball over the off side

Any bats for sale in Malabo?

You've got to practise your cricket, but it's not worth the risk of taking your own bat through customs in a non-cricket playing country

England celebrate their emphatic win at the MCG that ensured England retain the Ashes

The charm of the Boxing Day Test

This annual fixture is special not just for the cricket, but also because it satisfies one of the tenets of Christmas - bringing people together